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A major milestone has been reached for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), a partnership between over 30 stakeholders and the U.S. Forest Service. Currently, the U.S. Forest Service is offering an early preview of a draft Record of Decision (DROD) and the project’s phase one environmental analysis—a decision that will guide...
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) are pleased to announce that Stuwix Resources Joint Venture from the interior of British Columbia has won the FPAC-CCAB Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The company, represented by Chief David Walkem, RPF, was honoured today at the...
“Go bears! Get low! Quicker pulls! Almost there!” Wood chips fly and cheers fill the air as seniors Madeline Green and Allison Erny take turns pulling a long, jagged saw back and forth across a log. They are trying to cut a cookie (a round slice of wood) as fast as they can. To their right, Justine Zeni, one of Cal Logging Sports...

Guest Columns

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered the message that biomass is part of the climate and...
As winter approaches, the groundwork is being laid for a perfect storm of unprecedented firewood shortages in the...
Although the federal Highway Bill passed in early 2012 called for the Department of Transportation to conduct a study...
Vince Lombardi is often given credit for stating, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes...
As a National Coalition Steering Committee Member for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program, I...

Industry News

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) joined 375 industry trade associations and chambers from 50 states to voice strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S....
On October 27, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced a new Agency grant program in terms very gratifying to sustainable forestry advocates: “We must continue to find new, economically...
On November 12, over 340 associations (including FRA) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliates from all 50 states endorsed a letter to the heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the...
American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announcement that LEED 2009 will remain an...
An agreement between Unifor Local 10B and Domtar sets the stage for an expanded commitment to apprenticeship training that will help to keep good jobs in Kamloops. "Unifor believes in...
Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX: CYT) ("Catalyst" or the "Company") has announced that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") with NewPage...

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Forest Photos

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Hundreds of small streams like this one criss-cross industrial forest land in western Oregon and Washington. They provide countless miles of habitat for spawning salmon and steelhead, and thus must be protected from the impacts of nearby timber harvests. No harvest buffer zones insure that these remain quiet hideaways seldom seen by people.